Wedding Information for Non-Members

Revised August 2016

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A MESSAGE TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM

In order maintain the dignity, beauty, and simplicity of our rooms and sanctuary, the wedding party and their guests will comply with the following policies:

 

  1. There shall be no smoking near or in the church buildings.
  2. Alcoholic beverages shall not be served or made available on the church premises at any time. No wedding or rehearsal will be conducted when any member of the wedding party is under the influence of alcohol or another abusive substance.
  3. Fresh flower petals may be strewn in the aisles only if runners are used.
  4. Potted palms and greenery must be placed on mats so no dampness seeps through.
  5. No rice or birdseed may be thrown in or around the buildings. Bubbles make an acceptable alternative for outdoor sending forth.
  6. Consult with the pastor about pictures and videotaping.
  7. Music used during the service must be approved by the pastor or pianist. The church pianist shall be used for all wedding ceremonies held at the church unless special consideration is granted by the pastor.
  8. All decorating must be approved by the pastor. The sanctuary has been carefully planned and has been designed as a worship setting not requiring additional decoration.  Consult with the pastor before any additional decorating is considered.  Under no circumstances may the altar furniture be rearranged or removed.  All ceremonies are conducted before the altar table of God.  When decorating the pews, pipe cleaners or rubber bands may be used. No tacks, nails, pins, screws, tape, or wires are to be used anywhere under any circumstances.
  9. Premarital counseling is required for all couples. Planning the ceremony is part of the counseling. All ceremonies will be Christ-center. All additions or alterations to the traditional Service of Marriage as contained in the United Methodist Hymnal must be approved by the pastor.
  10. The pastor shall preside at all weddings conducted in our church unless special arrangements are made.
  11. The church’s wedding coordinator, custodian, and sound technician shall be used for all weddings.
  12. A $50 non-refundable down payment is required to reserve the wedding date. The remaining balance and marriage license are due one week prior to the wedding rehearsal.
  13. There shall be no smoking near or in the church buildings.
  14.  

    Alcoholic beverages shall not be served or made available on the church premises at any time. No wedding or rehearsal will be conducted when any member of the wedding party is under the influence of alcohol or another abusive substance.

  15. Fresh flower petals may be strewn in the aisles only if runners are used.
  16. Potted palms and greenery must be placed on mats so no dampness seeps through.
  17. No rice or birdseed may be thrown in or around the buildings. Bubbles make an acceptable alternative for outdoor sending forth.
  18. Consult with the pastor about pictures and videotaping.
  19. Music used during the service must be approved by the pastor or pianist. The church pianist shall be used for all wedding ceremonies held at the church unless special consideration is granted by the pastor.
  20. All decorating must be approved by the pastor. The sanctuary has been carefully planned and has been designed as a worship setting not requiring additional decoration.  Consult with the pastor before any additional decorating is considered.  Under no circumstances may the altar furniture be rearranged or removed.  All ceremonies are conducted before the altar table of God.  When decorating the pews, pipe cleaners or rubber bands may be used. No tacks, nails, pins, screws, tape, or wires are to be used anywhere under any circumstances.
  21. Premarital counseling is required for all couples. Planning the ceremony is part of the counseling. All ceremonies will be Christ-center. All additions or alterations to the traditional Service of Marriage as contained in the United Methodist Hymnal must be approved by the pastor.
  22. The pastor shall preside at all weddings conducted in our church unless special arrangements are made.
  23. The church’s wedding coordinator, custodian, and sound technician shall be used for all weddings.
  24. A $50 non-refundable down payment is required to reserve the wedding date. The remaining balance and marriage license are due one week prior to the wedding.